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Green Salad with Marcona Almonds and Blueberries

Serves 6 to 8
Time 40 min
Known as the "Queen of Almonds," the Marcona is a smooth, tan almond known for its sweetness and soft texture, similar to a cashew. Sliced strawberries or peaches make a delicious alternative to the blueberries.
Ingredients
  • 5 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 red onion, finely choppedthinly sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 3/4 pound mesclun salad mix
  • 1 pint blueberries
  • 1/2 ounce Gorgonzola cheese, crumbled
  • 1 cup toasted Marcona almonds, chopped
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Method

Heat butter and 1 tablespoon of the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.

Add onion, 1/4 teaspoon of the salt and pepper and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened and golden brown, about 30 minutes; set aside to let cool.

Meanwhile, whisk together vinegar and mustard in a large bowl.

Slowly drizzle in remaining 4 tablespoons oil while continuing to whisk constantly.

Season vinaigrette with remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and set aside.

Add cooled onion to the bowl with the vinaigrette, along with the salad mix, blueberries, cheese and almonds.

Toss gently to combine, then transfer to plates and serve.

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  • 5 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 red onion, finely choppedthinly sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 3/4 pound mesclun salad mix
  • 1 pint blueberries
  • 1/2 ounce Gorgonzola cheese, crumbled
  • 1 cup toasted Marcona almonds, chopped
Shop with Prime

Exclusively for Prime members in select ZIP codes.